Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Quick Red Cabbage Slaw

Spicy cauliflower taco (via don’t think cauliflower gets celebrated enough. Could it be because it looks like a lumpy white veggie brain? I can’t imagine that would deter anyone, right? Lately I have been falling for cauliflower because despite its brain-like looks, it’s a super versatile vegetable and that means it can become SO many different things. Prepared well, cauliflower is absolutely something to get excited about it. And I like this combo because the florets get a spicy jacket just before roasting.

You could say they go from ho-hum to OH-YUM!


Spicy cauliflower taco Also I think tacos should count as one of the universal love languages. You make me tacos and I love you. It’s simple. Plus they (finally) got their own emoji this year! Whoa. I’m thinking it’s safe to say it’s the year of the taco.

Spicy roasted cauliflowerSriracha Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Quick Red Cabbage Slaw, serves 2-3.

1 head cauliflower
3-4 tablespoons Sriracha
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

For the slaw:
1/3 to 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
1-2 carrots cut into matchsticks or cubed
1/4 cup mayo
juice from 1/2 lime (use the rest to serve alongside these)
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Remove any leaves from the head of cauliflower and cut into small, bite-sized florets. Blanch in boiling, salted water for 2-3 minutes. In a small bowl or glass stir together the hot sauce, soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar. Once the cauliflower is done blanching, drain well and then toss in the sauce. Oil a baking sheet and spread the cauliflower out in one layer. Roast at 400°F for 20-22 minutes, tossing once in the middle (just to make sure they don’t stick and all sides get roasted).

Quick red cabbage slawWhile that’s cooking you can throw together the slaw. Shred the cabbage and cut up the carrot(s). In a bowl or large glass stir together the mayo, lime juice and 2 teaspoons rice vinegar. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. Drench the cabbage and carrots in the sauce so that all pieces get coated in the creamy goodness.

Spicy cauliflower taco Once the cauliflower is done roasting, assemble your tacos, topping with some green onions or salsa or sour cream (or all three if you live dangerously). I ate mine in crunchy corn tortillas this day, but you could totally wrap these in flour tortillas if you prefer. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Yummy!! not tried this before, sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing.


  • I’m so glad I made these. I definitely need to make these again they were so good!

  • Yummy! Perfect recipe for this weekend when our friends come to stay 🙂 Love trying new recipes thanks for the delicious ideas!x

  • I am amazed to read to enjoy the post on “ice cream pie with a sugar cookie crust” It express that ice-cream can be not only a food but also a art of life, art of presentation. My first daughter’s first birthday is on Christmas day. I am going to present her clothing from vintage shop with ice-cream (will try to do like you) and candy. Thanks a lot for this presentation.

  • I love this recipe!! This looks so delicious, you are making hungry!!!

  • I love roasting veggies when the temps drop and the addition of the sriracha is something I’d be totally all over!

  • That’s a healthy one;-)
    Looks awesome and I will definitely try it ut very soon, as we love cauliflower

  • These look delicious! Though being a carnivore, I’d definitely sprinkle some meat into the mix ;). Chicken maybe!

  • Oh my, this looks so delicious! I am definitely getting hungry over here!

  • They look amazing and I love tacos! Too many vegetables though for my son and husband but they are great for me!!! Love the recipe!

  • They look so nice and also good for my healthy eating!
    Defiantly going to try this recipe!

  • You can buy them that way, they come in a box. Usually in the hispanic section of most grocery stores. We used to have them growing up so I picked up a box last time I was shopping. 🙂


  • I just discovered cauliflower rice this year too! It’s pretty amazing for eating an all vegetable dinner. 🙂


  • Yum!!! I just made fried “rice” with cauliflower. Just pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it is rice sized, so delicious!!! Gonna have to try these tacos next!!

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